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The Price Nations Pay for Vengeance and Hatred
In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict two generations of youth have grown up with hatred for one another. So when Palestinian terrorists recently kidnapped and killed an Israeli boy Israeli terrorist kidnapped a Palestinian boy of the same age and burned him to death unleashing another episode of bombings, rockets, and shelling that killed many more children thus minimizing the original acts. So what has really been accomplished by either side in all the resulting killing and suffering? Most certainly if each intended to kill out of revenge most certainly both sides have succeeded. Continue reading
Do We have a Moral Right?
Since the 1950s we have had political/economic interests and a military presence in the Middle East. It is no secret now that we are there because of Oil. In our self-interest we have attempted to maintain stability in that region so that the price of oil would remain under control. In spit of our claim of being civilized we seem to have a proclivity towards war and violence. I am sure that those who have been victimized by our civilized manner do not see us in the same light. So what Moral Right do we have for spending more money on killing people than education or any other worthy cause at home? The question of Moral Right begs an answer. I am Not asking if Arabs have a Moral Right to terrorize us. I’m asking does a civilized nation such as the U.S. have a Moral Right to impose its military might on other nations abroad who originally posed little danger to our nation? Continue reading
Department of Peace – Conflict Resolution worth consideration?
Conflict resolution has been a popular technique to resolve conflicts between individuals and group. Family and marriage councilors often use conflict resolution to resolve interpersonal relationship problems. Hostage negotiators use these techniques to talk down a hostage situation. And employers … Continue reading
U.S.’s Responsible for World Instability
Just as the US bears much responsibility for the violence and instability of Near East countries due to our oil interests and because of our friendship with Israel, we also bear much responsibility for the drug wars and political instability … Continue reading
Are Foreign Engagements a Distraction from Domestic Woes?
Our over-engagement in foreign policies and wars is misdirecting resources and distracting both the government and public from focusing upon many critical and urgent domestic issues. There are more than enough problems at home that need our full and concerted attention to solve. Continue reading
What if We Didn’t Engage In Any Wars?
A scenario is presented of what the country would be like if we had not engaged in all wars since WWII. The cost of war in both dollars and lives and the disruptions and consequences to veterans and society have been huge. Have the costs of wars been justified? Or would life had been better for us had we stayed out of these wars? Continue reading
The President’s Power to Declare War
Because the United States has the most powerful military in the world, the power of the President to declare war makes him the most powerful man in the world. That much power in the hands of a single man can make for dangerous situations. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It makes it too easy for the US to become a bully country. Continue reading
Spending on War and Destruction vs. Investing on Building a better America
What if we did not go to all the wars or meddle into the affairs of other countries since the end of the Korean War and instead focus all of that Defense money and effort into education, energy development, infrastructure … Continue reading